>> look, and all odds are he will be confirmed. it could be rough and tough. to me the big issue, because i assume he'll be confirmed, is can the white house organize, starting with the announcement today, which i'm told will be at 1:00 at the white house, through his courtesy calls to capitol hill, through his confirmation hearings, so he emerges as the secretary of defense who with actually work with republicans on capitol hill because he'll have to deal with the house as well, to do all the things he needs to do, wind down the war in afghanistan, cut the pentagon budget in a way that protects our security, deal with iran, deal with the middle east. he's going to have a big job to do. he's an impressive guy, as mika said, he's got tons of support, as andrea said, but he does have detractors who he's going to have to win over even if they don't vote for him. >> he has sharp elbows. when i was on the hill, i didn't like the guy. i didn't. a lot of people didn't like the guy. i understand why john mccain wouldn't like a republican senator that endorsed a democrat. i understand. he doesn't play well with others in the sandbox.